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in Forestry Equipment Operator

We are the only college in Ontario offering a training program on the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment used in timber harvesting and forestry management.

Program Information

Start Date

May 06, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Not Available

Program Code



In Person


Certificate of Successful Completion


Frost Campus

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Domestic Tuition

$10065.33 per semester*

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This 10-week certificate program provides you with introductory training on heavy forestry equipment as well as education in forestry principles and proper safety techniques. You will get hands-on experience operating machinery and performing preventative maintenance and minor repairs. The program also includes the basics of forestry operations, harvest systems, milling and forest fire preparedness.

Fleming has been a leader in Forestry education for over 55 years – we have the largest college Forestry program in Canada. We are also a renowned training hub for heavy equipment technology. Combining these two specialties, we can offer this unique program within our exceptional learning environments. You will have access to a range of industry equipment right on-campus as well as state-of-the-art simulators to enhance your real-world training.

Demand for employees in the Forestry sector is growing. Careers for graduates within this program can include:

  • Logging and machinery operators
  • Silviculture and forestry workers
  • Chainsaw and skidder operators
  • Logging and forestry labourers
  • Heavy equipment operators

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